Sunday, January 16, 2011

Word of the Day-"Sloth"


Pronunciation: noun \ˈslȯth, ˈsläth also ˈslōth\
Origin: Middle English slouthe, from slow slow
First Known Use: 12th century

Synonyms: idleness, indolence, inertia, shiftlessness, laziness
Antonyms: drive, industriousness, industry

Definitions: 1. a: disinclination to action or labor: indolence b: spiritual apathy and inactivity “the deadly sin of sloth”

2: any of various slow-moving arboreal edentate mammals (genera Bradypus and Choloepus) that inhabit tropical forests of South and Central America, hang from the branches back downward, and feed on leaves, shoots, and fruits — compare three-toed sloth, two-toed sloth

Used in a sentence: “Hula THOUGHT about running five miles this afternoon and she THOUGHT about taking some nature pictures, but what she DID was nap on the couch like a three toed sloth. And it was good.”

6 comments:

~SwAmPy~ said...

How sweet of you to have posted about me today.

The Church Lady said...

Everyone needs to be a sloth every now and then. Glad you found time to be one today.

oreneta said...

and it was very very good I am sure.

Louisiana Belle said...

I have a picture of a three-toed sloth in my flickr photostream. They are slow and seemingly lazy, but they are cute! I'm too restless for naps, but I wish I could take them. Sounds heavenly.

J.G. said...

Good for you. Everybody needs a day off now and again.

Fragrant Liar said...

I think I can embody the word sloth on any given day in history.